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Honda Fit EVs for Zipcar Los Angeles

March 30, 2013 in EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Making an Already Transformational Service Even More Sustainable’

The Zipcar car-share network has placed two pure battery electric Honda Fit EV cars into service in Los Angeles. Use starts from $8.75 per hour.

Zipcar is deploying two 2013 Honda Fit EV cars in Los Angeles.

Zipcar is deploying two 2013 Honda Fit EV cars in Los Angeles.

The deployment was endorsed by Los Angeles City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. It is part of a program announced one year ago, by which Honda became a Zipcar preferred vehicle manufacturer with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles.

Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti

“Zipcar’s operation in Hollywood is easing parking congestion, reducing air pollution and putting people to work,” Garcetti said in a Zipcar release.

The 2013 Fit EV has a U.S. EPA combined adjusted mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe1. A 20-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery powers a compact 92-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor. Zipcar states maximum single-charge range as 60 miles.

The Fit EVs for Hollywood are based at two locations on Sunset Boulevard, in commercial buildings managed by Paramount Contractors & Developers.

Zipcar said it plans to add more Honda EVs this year.


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Source: Zipcar with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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